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Genius12
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The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:15 pm

Please visit http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=854327 to view the trip report.

Part 1 is available here - https://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/trip_reports/read.main/130677/.

Please feel free to leave comments and questions below...
 
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:53 am

Hi Genius12

Congratulations on two really outstanding trip reports - well done! Very enjoyable reads with some great photos, they clearly took some time.

Shame your CW return wasn't quite up to scratch with the outbound in F - I think the AVOD is something BA seem to have a lot of problems with and I agree that bringin starter with dessert is quite poor.

Just a couple of technical points you raised:

Quoting Genius12:

It appeared as though we were dumping fuel in the stack before joining the approach pattern

Extremely unlikely (only done in an emergency when you're over max landing weight), you probably saw the vortices off the end of the wings which are quite common on the 744.

Quoting Genius12:
Interestingly an aircraft appeared to takeoff after us on 27R, which is unusual in that normally one runway is used exclusively for takeoffs and the other for landings. Perhaps we were landing at the runway switchover time, or the aircraft taking off was a VIP aircraft being fast tracked out of Heathrow.

In the early morning, until 7am, LHR is allowed to use both runways for landings to help with the high volume of arrivals. So 27R was actually the designated "takeoff" runway, but can be used for arrivals till 7am as happened with you. The only "runway switchover time" is at 3pm.
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:16 pm

VERY GOOD reports, many thanks.

My last trip in Club World back to the UK the entertainment failed and when we disembarked at Gatwick BA staff handed each of us a claim form and we got £80 in vouchers to spend on duty free the next trip.  Smile
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:01 pm



Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 2):
My last trip in Club World back to the UK the entertainment failed and when we disembarked at Gatwick BA staff handed each of us a claim form and we got £80 in vouchers to spend on duty free the next trip.

We got 10,000 BA miles each and a personal telephone apology due to some of the issues we had with our flights.

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 1):
In the early morning, until 7am, LHR is allowed to use both runways for landings to help with the high volume of arrivals.

Interesting, you'd have thought I'd have known that - you learn something new every trip report! Thanks for the information.  Smile
 
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:32 pm

Good report and nice selection of pictures, thanks.

Not impressed with the cheese cake being served with the starter!

Just amazing how long you spent in the lounge, thought I was bad, you take the cake!

Re the NGCW seats, I really like the privacy the window seats offer, great seats IMO.

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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:36 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Just amazing how long you spent in the lounge, thought I was bad, you take the cake!

Yeah, I've had a few comments like that!  Smile I wish it had been the Concorde Room rather than the Terraces lounge...
 
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:02 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Not impressed with the cheese cake being served with the starter!

This actually seems reasonable to me though it may look odd. Cheese cake should be stored refrigerated but eaten at room temperature. Where else would you suggest they keep them to warm up? I doubt there is room in the galley while they perpare the main courses.
 
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RE: The British Airways Premium Experience (Part 2)

Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:20 pm



Quoting SeattleFlyer (Reply 6):
Where else would you suggest they keep them to warm up? I doubt there is room in the galley while they perpare the main courses.

They manage to serve them individually in First. The First gallery and the Club World galley are shared on the 744, if I remember right, but obviously there are fewer people in First.

I just think in a premium cabin that the service should be individual and not on a tray like in economy.

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